Governor Scott Walker will not be joining Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a rally in Green Bay later this week.
Trump is scheduled to appear in Green Bay Friday evening, in his first visit to the state since the April primary. While Walker has endorsed Trump, his campaign said the governor will be unable to attend because of prior plans to survey ongoing recovery efforts in parts of northwestern Wisconsin, which were badly damaged by flooding last month.
“Governor Walker’s number one focus is being governor, and he will continue leading the response to the violent storms that swept through northern Wisconsin last month,” spokesman Joe Fadness said in a statement.
Fadness added that the governor will participate in any future political events Trump has in the state, as long as they don’t interfere with his work. Walker did appear at an event with Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence last week, when the Indiana governor made a stop in Waukesha.